25 Dead, As Wall Collapses During A Wedding In India

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A wall collapsed during a wedding party in western India late on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people, Indian media reported.

The incident happened when people were eating food in the open near the boundary wall, which fell on the people around 10 pm.

“As per the official figures, 23 people including 11 men, eight women and four children were killed. The number of injured stands at 28,” Alok Vashishth, the inspector general of police, told the Times.


The newspaper reported that two more people died in the early hours of Thursday as a result of their injuries.

“The building collapsed due to dust storm and people were stuck in debris. Some locals intimated about the incident and a rescue team rushed to the spot,” Mr Vashishth, the inspector general of police, told the Times.

Chief minister Vasundhara Raje condoled the deaths.

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